Jan 14, 2013 5:00am PST
a plant with san francisco that it didn't follow the city's healthcare law. they will spend $320,000 some of that about $200,000 to current and former employees who were eligible for healthcare benefits but didn't get any. a city investigation discovered the chain charged customers a surcharge without using the money for healthcare as required. >>> over time is taking a big bite out of the muni budget in san francisco. 22 of the biggest overtime earners in the city last year were muni employees. they racked up a total of $18 million in overtime. ten muni supervisors made more than $100,000 in overtime according to the "chronicle." >>> bart is proposing changes to deal with overcrowding at its montgomery and embarcadero stations in san francisco. the transit is planning on removing large seating disks in the middle of the platform and replacing them with thinner benches. bart will also take out rarely used pay phones. there is a proposal to charge riders extra who get off at the two stations during peak hours. >>> 5:40. smog so bad you can't se
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
that health-care cost growth has slowed down. we have been there once before and it did not pan out. i am a believer that there are a number of forces that should make us more optimistic now than we were the last time this happened. >> other questions from the audience? it is on its way. hang on a second. >> i am mark gruenberg. the whole point of the fiscal cliff and trying to get the deficit down long-term -- you have not talked about the other obvious thing which is jobs. this is a tax panel but if you put people to work, they earn money, even at government jobs. if they earn money, they pay taxes, if they pay taxes, revenue goes up on the top -- and the deficit goes down. talk about jobs. >> talk about growing our way out of the deficit? >> everything you said is true. growth is beneficial but the net benefits are much lower than many people realize. the problem is that we have designed a system where we have, for example, indexed initial social security benefits to wages. that means that the faster the economy grows, the faster wages grow, the faster the cost of our promises of grow
Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
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